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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Cygnet Health Care
£22,500 a year
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Contract Type
Full Time

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Would you like to explore a rewarding career experience as an Occupational Therapy Assistant?

We are currently recruiting for an Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our Occupational Therapy Team to support recovery and rehabilitation activities in the integrated care pathway at Cygnet.

Cygnet Hospital Stevenage offers a range of secure and PICU and acute mental health services for men and women in a purpose-built therapeutic environment where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery. A range of therapies supports the care pathway towards independent living.

Main duties of the job

The Occupational Therapy Assistant role involves planning and implementing therapeutic activities appropriate to the needs, choices and interests of individuals in our care, under the supervision and guidance of a qualified Occupational Therapist.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant will also be working with the in-house MDT which is designed to support the individual in our care throughout their journey with us.

About us

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Across our 11 different service lines, we have evidence-based established models of care to ensure we provide the highest quality care and support.

Our dedicated and expert teams of over 10 000 employees, support over 2800 individuals in a range of services across England, Scotland and Wales.

We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care, through co-production, recovery and rehabilitation.

With over 150 Occupational Therapists, we work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in-service development.

Job description
Job responsibilities
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Salary: £22,500

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapy Assistant looking for your next challenge? Do you want to join an established team and an organisation that truly lives its values? We are looking for a fantastic Occupational Therapy Assistant to join the team at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage.

The successful candidate will join the OT department and support the OTs in delivering evidenced based interventions. Organisation, leadership and delegation skills will be essential to the role in addition to sound knowledge of the Recovery Model and Model of Human Occupation. Experience of working with service users in a secure environment would be advantageous. The post holder will be expected to support the team in providing individual and group sessions to facilitate recovery and rehabilitation. Clinical and managerial supervision will be provided by an OT and training opportunities will be offered to support professional development.

You will be
  • Passionate about occupation and its role in mental health
  • Able and willing to work flexibly, to meet the needs of the service
  • Have excellent organisation and delegation skills
  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of risk management
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness of professional boundaries
  • Motivated with a positive can do attitude

In return we will offer you:
  • Salary of £22,500p/a
  • Company pension scheme
  • Expert clinical supervision and peer support allowing for clinical case discussion
  • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development
  • NHS discount card
  • Free lunches
  • Free parking
  • Free personal training sessions

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Empowering people and making a positive difference

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users and their families. Our purpose is to care, enable & make a positive difference. Our vision is to be the preferred provider & employer of choice in our sector.

Our great team believe in -

  • Togetherness
  • Patients, service users & their families are at the heart of what we do
  • Making a real difference in people's lives
  • Building caring relationships to improve mental health

Dedicated people who change lives together

At Cygnet, our people work across many different teams that pull together to achieve excellent outcomes for those in our care. So wherever your strengths lie, you can make the most of them with us – and enjoy a rewarding career that makes a significant difference to others.

Join one of our dedicated teams and be part of something meaningful:

  • Leadership Team
  • Doctors & Consultants Team
  • Nursing Team
  • Allied Health & Psychology Team
  • Education Team
  • Care & Support Team
  • Hospitality & Non-clinical Team


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